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Obama to Urge Congress to Shutter Fannie, Freddie

President Barack Obama, seeking to buffer taxpayers from future housing market downturns, will urge Congress this week to back bipartisan efforts to shutter Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage-giants bailed out by the government in 2008.

08/05/2013

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US Home Prices Jump To 7 Year High

U.S. home prices jumped in February by the largest amount in seven years, evidence that the housing recovery strengthened ahead of the all-important spring-buying season.

04/03/2013

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Home Prices Increase In Most Major US Cities

Home prices increased in September in most major U.S. cities, more evidence of a housing recovery that is providing a lift to the fragile economy.

11/27/2012

A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. : David McNew/Getty Images

US Housing Market Jumps In August

A jump in sales of previously occupied homes and further gains in home construction suggest the U.S. housing recovery is gaining momentum.

09/19/2012

Government set to allow private investors to take on troubled mortgages in certain cities. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Federal Government To Privatize Troubled Mortgages

The government has opened a program for investors to buy troubled mortgages in hard-hit areas and work out terms with homeowners in an effort to avoid foreclosures.

07/18/2012

Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 7, 2011 in Sun Valley, Idaho. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Buffett: I Was ‘Dead Wrong’ On Housing Market Recovery Prediction

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Saturday that he was “dead wrong” with a prediction that the U.S. housing market would begin to recover by now, but he remains optimistic about the […]

02/25/2012